Four people have been hospitalized with various injuries after a four car collision on U.S. Highway 1 in West Palm Beach.
Police responded to a multiple vehicle crash along U.S. Highway 1 which sent two adults and two children to the hospital. According to Police Reports, the crash occurred in the late hours of the day close to the Norton Museum of Art.
The 38-year-old driver of a Dodge truck was traveling in the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 1 with a refrigerator in his cargo bed when he made a sharp turn into Jefferson Road. The refrigerator fell out of the cargo bed and onto the northbound lane of the road. A 40-year-old man was traveling in a black Kia Optima on the northbound lane of the road when he noticed the refrigerator and pulled over to the side of the road.
A Toyota Prius was also traveling northbound when it pulled over behind the Optima to help out with the refrigerator. The driver of the Toyota Prius placed a caution triangle to warn oncoming vehicles of the obstacle on the road.
While both drivers and a third passenger attempted to move the refrigerator off the road, a Silver Acura SUV strayed into their path and in an attempt to avoid colliding with the refrigerator, swerved towards their parked vehicles on the right shoulder of the road. The SUV collided with both vehicles, ramming into some passengers standing by the parked cars in the process.
Two teenagers and one adult were standing outside the cars when the collision occurred. They were hospitalized with severe injuries. A fourth passenger in the backseat of the Toyota Prius sustained minor injuries in the crash and was attended to by paramedics on the scene.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving three vehicles which ultimately sent four people to the hospital with injuries. We wish the victims a quick recovery and hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a car, motorcycle, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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